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Newsletter - Week 5, Term 4 2023



Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, we have reached the halfway point of term 4 and what a week it has been. It has been a tremen- dous week of opportunities. The experiences this week celebrate our local rohe (area) and this great country. On Monday the year 7 and 8 students were able to utilise the local rock climbing wall with Raglan Rock, on Tuesday we enjoyed the moana (ocean) with our fabulous Raglan Surf Lifesaving Club. As an island nation learning to be safe around our moana is of para- mount importance. Exploring Weta Workshop with the Senior students on Wednesday was a truly creative experience. Seeing how these talented New Zealanders have put movie sets togeth- er was inspiring. And on Thursday, as they do every Thursday morning, our Seniors went to tech at Raglan Area School. We were heading to Rippa Rugby on Friday but this has been post- poned for a couple of weeks.


Weta Workshop—Being able to attend the Weta Workshop with the Senior Room was a great school trip. Seeing the problem solving and how they have put these ideas together, from the sets, props and bringing ideas to life. The talent that was show- cased took our breath away. Seeing what comes out of our little country was very special. We were brave and made it through the scary part and were able to be treated to some of the ways that special effects are created. We also got to see Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) from the Sky Tower on such an ataahua (beautiful ) day. Thanks Whaea Ali for organising such a great day. Thank you to all the parents who have helped with these awesome activities we couldn't do it with out you.

Diwali—next Monday—as part of our Celebrations focus for term 4 we are going to recognise the Hindu festival of lights on Monday. We will enjoy some delicious Indian food (nut free) and also celebrate this event with some shared food. If you are able to send along a plate of food to be enjoyed that would be great.


We look forward to visiting the Aramiro Paa next Wed and hope you can join us. There is a dress code for the morning visit. If wom- an can wear a long black skirt and men can wear long trousers and a shirt that is part of the tikanga of the event.

Have a great weekend. Ngaa mihi, Amanda and staff


All The Happenings

  • Diwali—Mon 13th Nov—shared lunch

  • Te Uku School enrolment zone public meeting—Tues 14th Nov—3pm

  • Whole School Marae trip—Wed 15th Nov– am

  • School athletics—Thurs 16th Nov– from 11.45am

  • Teacher only day—Friday 17th Nov

  • Inter school athletics—Fri 24th Nov School Disco—Thurs 30th Nov—5.30-7pm

  • Lawn bowls—practise—27th Nov—lunch onwards—opt in—year 5-8—1st Dec

  • Board Meeting—5th Dec– 5.30pm Junior Room trip—TBC—11th Dec

  • Final assembly 13th Dec– from 6pm Reports home—Thurs 14th Dec

  • Last day of the year—Monday 18th Dec


Waitetuna Way


Well done to Addison & Willis Friendship (Aroha) Actively listening and responding to others ideas Supporting each other in learning and play Work collaboratively in a team Encourage others with positive words Be kind to others


Together we are growing the seeds of success Na too manaaki, na tooku manaaki, ka puawai mai nga kaakano

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